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Postgraduate Course

Studying the Graduate Certificate in acute care nursing with ACN will provide you with the principles required to meet the diverse needs of patients in the acute care setting, in order to improve your knowledge and skills for the provision and coordination of evidenced based patient centred care.

Unit of Study, All CPD courses

This unit of study explores drug and alcohol addiction, treatment options and relapse prevention. Students will examine the concepts of therapeutic relationships and legal and ethical dimensions of caring for clients with addictions.

CPD: Recorded Webcast/Webinar

Vaccines have been very successful at decreasing the incidence and in some cases wiping out disease altogether. Due to this success most people have never seen many of the diseases, which are covered in the National Immunisation Program.

Postgraduate Course

Studying aged care nursing with ACN will provide you with the principles of aged care nursing practice in order to improve your knowledge and skills for the provision and coordination of evidenced based patient centred nursing care for the older person.

Unit of Study, All CPD courses

This unit of study prepares students to plan, assess and manage patients receiving anaesthesia. Through a series of activities and readings, students will investigate the necessity of planning in peri-anaesthesia nursing.

Unit of Study, All CPD courses

This is the foundational neonatal unit of study. The purpose of this unit of study is for students to develop greater understanding of normal physiology which will in turn facilitate the development of advanced clinical assessment skills.

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The purpose of this unit of study is to link evidence based nursing to clinical practice and by using a ‘principles’ approach to learning. You will have the opportunity to explore the concepts of acute and chronic pain.

Unit of Study, All CPD courses

The purpose of this unit of study is to build on and consolidate knowledge achieved in the pre-requisite unit of study Applied neonatal physiology (071). Students are challenged to consider issues specifically related to assessment, growth and normal development of the neonate.

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This unit of study takes a case study approach to clinical assessment to promote a better understanding of the ageing process, theories of ageing and changes in physiology. It is designed to provide the student with the skills and knowledge that will be needed to effectively assess older people.

Unit of Study, All CPD courses

This unit of study is designed to facilitate the development of the audiometry nurse’s understanding of the hearing process and client assessment.

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Unit of Study, All CPD courses

This unit of study relates to haemopoeitic stem cell transplantation (peripheral blood and bone marrow) and includes physiology of transplant immunology, patient and donor transplant work up, review of common transplant protocols, treatment and management strategies.

Postgraduate Course

Studying Breast Cancer Nursing with ACN will provide you with the principles of breast cancer nursing in order to improve your knowledge and skills for the provision and coordination of evidenced based breast cancer care.

Unit of Study, All CPD courses

This unit of study addresses treatment options relevant to individuals diagnosed with breast cancer. Topics localised treatments such as surgery and radiotherapy, systemic treatments include chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, and biological modifiers.

Unit of Study, All CPD courses

This unit of study is designed for both breast specialist and generalist nurses. The unit of study reviews normal anatomy and physiology of the breast in relation to pathological findings associated with the different types of breast cancer.

The Westmead Breast Cancer Institute in collaboration with the Australian College of Nursing (ACN) developed this program to support rural and remote nurses to gain a better understanding of the clinical diagnosis and management of patients with breast cancer, within a multidisciplinary setting.

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CPD: Recorded Webcast/Webinar

We live in a land of abundance and it seems inconceivable that malnutrition rates among the Australian population are increasing.

Postgraduate Course

Studying Cancer Nursing with ACN will provide you with the principles of cancer nursing in order to improve your knowledge and skills for the provision and coordination of evidenced based cancer care.

Unit of Study, All CPD courses

This unit of study is designed to explore issues specific to nursing practice in the cardiac critical care setting.

All CPD courses, CPD: Face to Face

About the CPD Face to Face Course

This face to face course is conducted over one day and is equivalent to 7 continuing professional development (CPD) hours.* 

*Please note that this program is subject to change.

Unit of Study, All CPD courses

This unit of study has been designed to develop the nurse’s ability to manage patients receiving various systemic therapies for cancer. Systemic treatment regimens i.e. cytotoxic therapy, biotherapy, targeted therapies, hormonal therapy and supportive therapies.

Unit of Study, All CPD courses

This unit of study is designed to prepare paediatric nurses for the assessment and management of children and young adults who present with mental health problems. Particular reference is made to mental health nursing assessment and diagnostic categories of mental disorders.

Postgraduate Course

Contemporary Child and Family health nursing practice in Australia has been influenced by a global shift into early childhood knowledge, practice and theory.

Unit of Study, All CPD courses

The aim of this unit of study is to help students explore child development within the theory and context of the family’s bio-psychosocial and cultural environment.

Unit of Study, All CPD courses

This unit of study explores the impetus for change in conventional health service delivery and the issues related to providing health services for people with chronic disease.

Unit of Study, All CPD courses

This unit of study is designed for nurses working in the audiometry setting. The focus of this unit of study is on integration of theory to practice and the competencies required to work as an audiometry nurse.

Unit of Study, All CPD courses

This unit of study is designed to allow students to explore, consolidate and apply clinical knowledge of acute and chronic disorders that affect older people.

CPD: Recorded Webcast/Webinar

A must attend webinar for all clinical leaders and aspiring nurse leaders

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This unit of study is designed for registered nurses working in the orthopaedic environment. The purpose of the unit of study is to examine the pathophysiology and management of patients with orthopaedic conditions with a focus on trauma and musculoskeletal disorders.

Unit of Study, All CPD courses

The unit of study is designed to advance existing communication skills and provide the student with the opportunity to develop additional strategies to improve their interpersonal skills when caring for patients facing various health challenges, such as life-limiting illnesses and life-threatenin

Postgraduate Course

Community and Primary Health Nursing is one of the most multifaceted area of specialty practice in the 21st Century.

Unit of Study, All CPD courses

The focus of this unit of study is the needs of the client with both substance use and other complex needs. The clients’ groups are young people, pregnant women, those with mental health needs, those under an involuntary treatment order and those who have blood born virus diseases.

Unit of Study, All CPD courses

Urinary and faecal incontinence affect many patients across the age span; therefore, nurses working across a diversity of practice settings require an understanding of continence management to sensitively plan and implement care.

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Nurses are pivotal to providing a continuum of patient care and require knowledge and skills to work within a multidisciplinary team caring for patient’s once their initial intense treatments have completed.

Postgraduate Course

Advances in technology and acuity of patient needs will have the most significant impact on nurses working in the critical care environment in the 21st century.

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Unit of Study, All CPD courses

Day surgery is an increasingly popular option for patients requiring elective surgery. Modern day surgery has evolved considerably due to advances in both surgical and anaesthetic techniques, providing safe, efficient and cost effective patient care in today’s fast paced healthcare environment.

Unit of Study, All CPD courses

This unit of study is designed for registered nurses with a specific interest in, or who work with, clients who have dementia. It provides students with opportunities to develop new knowledge or extend their current knowledge in this challenging specialty.

CPD: Recorded Webcast/Webinar

Currently in Australia we are facing the ramifications of an ageing population. In every sector of society, including health, we will encounter older people more so than ever before.

Unit of Study, All CPD courses

Advanced nursing practice requires not only an understanding of specialist or generalist clinical nursing knowledge but also broader notions of professional practice, health policy and research.

CPD: Recorded Webcast/Webinar

Many people admitted to hospital for surgical procedures may also have diabetes. Recent studies have shown that people admitted for any condition, will have a longer average length of stays if they also have diabetes.

Postgraduate Course

The need for more Post Graduate Education has been on the agenda of the NSW Ministry of Health's Drug and Alcohol Nursing Advisory Committee's Workforce development plan since at least 2010.

Unit of Study, All CPD courses

Drug and alcohol use impacts on the health and welfare of many Australians, health service delivery and the provision of nursing care across many settings.

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CPD: Recorded Webcast/Webinar

The current outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa has been declared by the World Health Organization as a public health emergency of international concern, and the United Nations has declared it a threat to international peace and security.

Unit of Study, All CPD courses

This unit of study is designed to explore issues specific to nursing practice in the emergency setting. Topics explored in this unit of study include triage, trauma management, medical and surgical presentations, mental health emergencies, disaster management, and stabilisation and transfer.

CPD: Recorded Webcast/Webinar

Nurses are encouraged to be reflective practitioners. Reflective practice can contribute to facilitating significant change, can be used as a process of personal and professional development, and has the potential to directly improve patient care.

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Unit of Study, All CPD courses

This unit of study is designed to deepen the student’s understanding of the complexity of contemporary child and family health nursing care in the community setting. The family is examined from a socio-ecological perspective and within the broader environment in which families live.

All CPD courses

A web-based learning resource containing continuing professional development and information resources related to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) for midwives and other health professionals.

Unit of Study, All CPD courses

This unit of study is designed to form the basis for a sound understanding of financial management. Funding arrangements in the Australian health care system, including economic principles and decision-making, and the implications of scarce resources, are outlined.

Unit of Study, All CPD courses

This unit of study is designed to form the basis for a sound understanding of financial management in health care. Funding arrangements in the Australian health care system, including economic principles and decision-making, and the implications of scarce resources, are outlined.

All CPD courses, CPD: Online Course, Members CPD Offer

Welcome to the ‘Foundational Concepts in Nursing Leadership’ continuing professional development (CPD) module from the Australian College of Nursing! 

We are excited to present to you a free sample of our one-hour online CPD module, Foundational Concepts of Nursing Leadership

Unit of Study, All CPD courses

This unit of study explores the position and role of women from sociological, psychological and political perspectives.

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Unit of Study, All CPD courses

This unit of study is designed to meet the learning needs of nurses caring for adults and children with haematological disorders in a variety of clinical areas, such as general wards, cancer care, palliative care and the community.

Unit of Study, All CPD courses

This unit of study is designed to optimise the student’s understanding of what it is like to age in today’s society.

Unit of Study, All CPD courses

This unit of study is designed to provide comprehensive coverage of specific and essential aspects of human resource management. Topics include managing people and employee relations, performance management, recruitment and selection of staff, training and development.

Unit of Study, All CPD courses

This unit of study is designed to provide comprehensive coverage of specific and essential aspects of human resource management. Topics Ie managing people and employee relations, team building, performance management, recruitment and selection of staff, training and development.

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All CPD courses, CPD: Online Course

This course is designed for registered nurses working in health areas where administration of immunisation is part of their role and registered nurses who wish to enhance their career opportunities.

All CPD courses, CPD: Online Course

This course is designed for registered nurses who are required to perform Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccinations (BCG) as part of their roles.

All CPD courses, CPD: Online Course

This course is designed for registered nurses who are required to perform Tuberculin Skin Tests (TSTs) at part of their roles.

Unit of Study, All CPD courses

This unit of study aims to develop student’s knowledge and skills in all aspects of infant and child nutrition and feeding, and develop nurses who can work in partnership with the family to promote and maintain breastfeeding and advise on the ongoing nutritional requirements of infants and young

All CPD courses, CPD: Online Course, Members CPD Offer

This four-hour module has been developed for both enrolled and registered nurses to revise key aspects of infection prevention and control.

Unit of Study, All CPD courses

This unit of study provides students with opportunities to consolidate and expand their clinical knowledge, skills, and attitudes within the specialty of the instrument and circulating nurse in the context of perioperative nursing.

Unit of Study, All CPD courses

This unit of study explores advanced assessment and management of patients requiring intensive care nursing.

All CPD courses, CPD: Online Course, Members CPD Offer

Welcome to the ‘Introduction to clinical mentoring, preceptorship and coaching’ continuing professional development (CPD) module from the Australian College of Nursing.

You can complete the module in one sitting, or you can exit and come back later and your place will be saved.

Unit of Study, All CPD courses

This unit of study introduces students to leadership and management in the modern Australian health care system. Theoretical ideas around management, leadership, and organisations are introduced. Students will reflect on organisational culture and motivation.

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Postgraduate Course

Today’s leaders, both formal and informal and managers have to be acutely aware of the internal and external pressures that healthcare is facing and have the right skills and knowledge to be able to facilitate change in the 21st Century to improve patient outcomes.

CPD: Recorded Webcast/Webinar

In the health care system, nurses are ubiquitous and have both formal and informal leadership roles. Nurses are in a position to influence workplace culture, access and quality of health care provision.

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Unit of Study, All CPD courses

This unit of study is designed to facilitate the development of the nurses’ understanding of the medical imaging environment.

Unit of Study, All CPD courses

This unit of study examines the historical, social, economic and cultural influences on men’s health. Themes explored include the epidemiology of men’s health and the historical events and cultural contexts that have shaped men and their roles in contemporary society.

CPD: Recorded Webcast/Webinar

Changing behaviours that impact negatively on health is difficult for both client and health professionals alike. Behaviours such as smoking, overeating, drinking, or lack of exercise, result in preventable risk factors that can cause illness and death.

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Postgraduate Course

Studying neonatal care with ACN will provide you with the advanced knowledge and skills for the provision and coordination of evidenced based care for the neonate and their family.

Unit of Study, All CPD courses

The purpose of this unit of study is to build on and consolidate knowledge achieved in the pre-requisite units of study. This unit of study considers issues specifically related to the special needs of the new-born and family admitted to a neonatal intensive care unit.

Unit of Study, All CPD courses

This unit of study is aimed at students caring for critically unwell/unstable infants.

Unit of Study, All CPD courses

The purpose of this unit of study is to build on and consolidate knowledge achieved in the pre-requisite unit of study Applied neonatal physiology (071).

CPD: Recorded Webcast/Webinar

Registered nurses play a pivotal role in assessing and managing patient's pain in all health care domains.

This webcast on Pain management will help you implement evidence-based practice in your clinical specialty.

Unit of Study, All CPD courses

This unit of study is designed to meet the needs of registered nurses working in a variety of musculoskeletal and rheumatology clinical environments.

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CPD: Recorded Webcast/Webinar

With the incidence of diabetes continuing to rise and the increasing complexity of self-management for those using insulin, the skill base of health providers in all areas of the health care system need to be considered.

Postgraduate Course

Arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions affect an estimated 6.1 million Australians (approximately 28% of the total population) across all ages.

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Unit of Study, All CPD courses

This unit of study has been designed to enhance the specialist knowledge and skills required by nurses who care for critically ill or injured paediatric patients presenting to the emergency department.

Unit of Study, All CPD courses

This unit of study has been designed to explore issues specific to nursing practice in a specialist paediatric intensive care setting.

Postgraduate Course

Studying with ACN will provide you with the principles of acute paediatric nursing in order to improve your knowledge and skills for the provision and coordination of evidenced based collaborative care.

Unit of Study, All CPD courses

This unit of study is designed to enhance the knowledge of nurses who care for infants, children and adolescents experiencing pain. The themes include pain physiology, types of pain including; acute, chronic, cancer, and procedural pain, and developmentally appropriate pain assessment.

CPD: Recorded Webcast/Webinar

Palliative care for children remains a relatively small but integral part of the health care services.

CPD: Recorded Webcast/Webinar

“How people die remains in the memory of those who live on” Dame Cicely Saunders, Founder of the Modern Hospice Movement.

Postgraduate Course

Studying with ACN will help you build your career as a Perioperative Nurse by providing you the background skills and knowledge to provide holistic, patient-centred care during anaesthesia, surgery and recovery.

Unit of Study, All CPD courses

This unit of study prepares students to assess and manage patients in the initial recovery period following surgery or an anaesthetic procedure.

Unit of Study, All CPD courses

This unit of study provides the student with the opportunity to explore the role of the nurse across a diversity of perioperative settings, as well as identifying professional issues related to specialist perioperative practice.

Unit of Study, All CPD courses

Practice nurses require diverse and specialist skills and knowledge so they can work collaboratively in the general practice environment.

Unit of Study, All CPD courses

Primary health care encompasses many diverse areas of practice for nurses - for example community nursing, occupational health, general practice and community outreach programs.

Unit of Study, All CPD courses

The unit of study is designed to advance the acute care nurses ability to assess and manage acutely ill adults. Concepts explored in this unit of study will focus on factors used for the assessment and management of the deteriorating patient.

Unit of Study, All CPD courses

This unit of study focuses on the assessment and management of infants, children and young people with acute illness/injury in the hospital setting.

Unit of Study, All CPD courses

This unit of study is designed to provide students with an in depth understanding of the nature of critical illness and the role of a nurse in meeting the needs of patient with life threatening conditions.

All CPD courses, CPD: Online Course

This course is designed for RNs working in any clinical setting in metropolitan, regional, rural and remote areas. It equips RNs with the knowledge underpinning the skills needed in order to render first-line emergency care in emergency/critical situations.

Unit of Study, All CPD courses

This unit of study aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the importance of infection prevention and control within the workplace. Students examine the issues related to legislation, quality, prevention, transmission and management of infections.

Unit of Study, All CPD courses

This unit of study is designed for registered nurses working in a variety of orthopaedic environments. Patient assessment and clinical manifestations of patients presenting with musculoskeletal/traumatic conditions are examined.

Unit of Study, All CPD courses

Operating suite management involves the comprehensive use of resources as well as the management of people. This unit of study aims to equip students with the fundamental principles of management and the skills required to manage the unique operating suite environment.

Unit of Study, All CPD courses

This unit of study addresses the pathophysiology and systemic implications for the patient experiencing renal disease/injury. There is exploration of the cause and effect of symptomatology as well as consideration of management strategies to minimise symptom progression.

Unit of Study, All CPD courses

This unit of study has been designed for nurses working in a renal dialysis unit who wish to expand their understanding of the complex care requirements of a patient undergoing renal replacement therapy.

Unit of Study, All CPD courses

Introduces the student to the multifaceted role of the Stomal therapy nurse as well as well as providing a theoretical basis for clinical practice and competency development in stoma care.

Unit of Study, All CPD courses

The unit of study explores the role of the aged care nurse across a diversity of settings, as well as identifying specialist knowledge and skills related to advanced clinical practice.

Unit of Study, All CPD courses

This unit of study is designed for registered nurses working in a variety of orthopaedic environments. It addresses contemporary professional issues facing the orthopaedic nurse in a changing health care environment.

Unit of Study, All CPD courses

This unit of study is designed to introduce paediatric nurses to the professional issues faced within contemporary paediatric nursing practice.

Unit of Study, All CPD courses

The purpose of this unit of study is to explore the professional role of stomal therapy nurses as well as providing opportunities for clinical practice and competency development.

Unit of Study, All CPD courses

This unit of study is designed to introduce you to the professional issues you face within contemporary acute care nursing practice.

Unit of Study, All CPD courses

This unit of study is designed to address the diversity of needs for professional practice and development in the variety of contexts and geographical locations in which cancer care nurses work.

Unit of Study

This unit of study is designed to introduce students to the professional issues they will face within the context of contemporary child and family health nursing practice.

Unit of Study, All CPD courses

Critical care nurses work as members of multidisciplinary teams where leadership, mentoring and teamwork are vital in achieving a safe working environment.

Unit of Study, All CPD courses

This unit of study is designed to introduce neonatal nurses and midwives to the professional issues faced within contemporary neonatal practice. This unit of study is based upon the Australian College of Neonatal Nurses (ACNN) (2012) domains for neonatal nursing.

Unit of Study, All CPD courses

In this unit of study students examine the social determinants of health in the context of drug and alcohol use and social and government policy responses. Collaborative models, stakeholder participation and health promotion activities are explored.

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Unit of Study, All CPD courses

This unit of study is designed for registered nurses as an introduction to quality management. The promotion and maintenance of quality is vital to all aspects of health care.

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All CPD courses

This course is designed for RNs holding general registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia who meet the Recency of Practice Registration Standard of three (3) months practice in the last five years but wish to refresh their knowledge in acute care nursing.

CPD: Recorded Webcast/Webinar

There are many misconceptions about the term rehabilitation and understanding this is important to the future of rehabilitation services.

All CPD courses

Course overview

If you have not practiced within the profession for a period of more than 5 years, but not exceeding 10 years then the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) may refer you to complete a return to the register course.

CPD: Recorded Webcast/Webinar

The National Safety and Quality Health Service Standard 4.1.1 outlines medication incidents are to be regularly monitored, reported and investigated.

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CPD: Recorded Webcast/Webinar

Social media is not a fad. It is a fundamental shift in how we see and interact with the world. It has been called the biggest change in our society since the industrial revolution. There are few that have not been affected by the power of social media.

Postgraduate Course

Studying with ACN will provide you with the knowledge and skills for the provision and coordination of evidenced based care for patients who are referred to a stomal therapy nurse.

All CPD courses, CPD: Online Course

Would you know how to recognise risk factors in your patients?

In Australia, Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) events kill more people than breast cancer, road traffic accidents and HIV / AIDS combined. VTE is the most common cause of preventable deaths in hospitalised patients.

All CPD courses, CPD: Online Course

This webcast will provide an overview of the International Guideline re management & treatment of pressure injuries with specific focus on pressure injuries on the patient’s heels.

Participants will be better able to:

Unit of Study, All CPD courses

This unit of study aims to expand the student’s undergraduate understanding of applied clinical physiology to that of an advanced level. This is achieved through the linking of complex theoretical concepts to clinical practice by utilisation of diverse clinical case scenarios.

Unit of Study, All CPD courses

This unit of study is designed for nurses working in a variety of settings such as general wards, specialist oncology and haematology units, outpatient departments, acute care, palliative care and the community.

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CPD: Recorded Webcast/Webinar

Older people have higher rates of chronic illness than any other age population and, subsequently, are more likely to be taking multiple medications.

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CPD: Recorded Webcast/Webinar

Delayed wound healing occurs in a variety of wound types and can be a significant health problem. In addition to the pain and suffering the patient goes through, failure of the wound to heal also results in social and financial burden.

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CPD: Recorded Webcast/Webinar

Nurses are always challenged with wounds that just won’t heal!

Unit of Study, All CPD courses

This unit of study is designed to promote the development of advanced knowledge and skills in wound management.

All CPD courses, CPD: Face to Face

About the CPD Face to Face Course

This face to face course is conducted over two days and is equivalent to 14 continuing professional development (CPD) hours.* 

*Please note that this program is subject to change.

Who should attend?

All CPD courses, CPD: Face to Face

About the CPD Face to Face Course

This face to face course is conducted over two days and is equivalent to 14 continuing professional development (CPD) hours.* 

*Please note that this program is subject to change.

Who should attend?